How You Can Help
Do you enjoy what you have seen about
the Research Ranch?
Do you believe in the goals of Conservation, Research, and
Outreach & Education we are actively pursuing?
Do you want to help us ensure programs that fit these goals
If so, there are many things that you
can do to help.
Make a donation
It is impossible to do the things we do on the Research Ranch
without funding. It's that simple. We have been fortunate
enough to have gifts given to us by generous people from all
walks of life. EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS. Your gift will protect
grasslands of the Southwest through the Conservation, Research
and Outreach & Education programs of the Research Ranch,
a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.
You can make
a donation online, or mail it in (payable to: National
Audubon Society), to:
Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch
HC 1 Box 44
Elgin, AZ 85611
If you wish, your contribution may be
made in honor of a person or family, or as a memorial for
Please note whether you’d like your
contribution to support:
Apacheria Fellowship Endowment
Honors and Memorials
Finding it hard to choose just the right gift? Follow the
lead of Bill Eifrig's family, who honored his 70th birthday
with a gift to the Research Ranch. Their generous gift helped
purchase educational equipment.
When Don and Pat Plank married, they asked family and friends to
make a contribution in liu of a wedding gift. The generosity
of their friends helped purchase equipment for research.
Lost someone special? Consider making a memorial gift in their
name. Contributions from friends and family of Emroy Kennedy
helped create a wildlife waterer.
Volunteer your time
Many people have contributed time and effort into making the
Research Ranch the facility that it is. College students from
several colleges and universities have given up their spring
and winter breaks to fix fence, repair buildings, paint, and
replant displaced native vegetation and a host of other projects.
Volunteers have created a safer place for wildlife by removing old fences and constructing wildlife friendly fencing. Other volunteers have collected native seed, cleared roads, landscaped and helped with computer related activities.
If we were offering a prize for volunteers - that prize would
go to Ruth and Ralph Dyson, who have volunteered four months
each winter for the past eight years, and are planning to
return to the Research Ranch again this year. Scarcely a building
on the Ranch does not show evidence of their skills and enthusiasm.
Our volunteers have helped us with a great variety of projects:
- Office work
- Greenhouse Building
- and many others...
The Research Ranch is a truly unique place that stirs great feelings
in those lucky enough to be involved. We wholeheartedly welcome